21st Century Cinema
Directed by Azadi Moghadam • 2018 • Iran
This documentary is about the work of a few brokers in a marriage-minded dating office in Iran. The manager, Mrs. Sadri, and her colleagues try to pair people for marriage using self-taught and experience-oriented methods, while Sadri’s two colleagues, Fereshteh and Ms. Yaghoubian, are still single themselves.
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